The Text written by Jacques du Cerceau’s in his book “Leçon de perspective positive”, is organised in a single column. The Text is placed in the middle of the page, with a distance of approximately 5 centimetre to the margin. The only exception is the space to the top margin, which is about 2 centimetre. All the headings have a fond that is about twice the size of the main text but are written in the same fond. The sole exception that you can find regarding the fond of the book, are the subtitles, which are written in italics.
The book has a total number of 156 pages. Most of the book consists of constructed drawings, which have measurements of approximately 140 to 180 millimetre. The whole book is well structured, starting with a devotement to Catherine de Medicis and a preface from Jacque du Cerceau. The rest of the book is divided in six chapters, the so called “leçons”. These lessons mainly consist of illustrations and the way he constructed them. He starts by showing easy drawings, such as the floor, and gradually increases the level of difficulty, ending his book with elaborate drawings of multiple story buildings.
Every new paragraph starts with an adorned letter. The adornment consist of a pattern created with leafs. They build a square shape. The size varies from 1 to 2 centimetre in length.
Adornments can also be found as a separator between bigger paragraphs or for ending a chapter. Again building an intricate leaf-pattern.
The pictures take up most of the space and are the main focus of the book. They are hand-drawn and very precise, educating us about the use of perspective.